Submitted by pweady on Wed, 2019-11-27 07:36
Just a short trip report. Last weekend I my LR RWD M3 up to Fresno on Saturday and back to San Diego on Sunday. I started with about 95% charge and made it to the Tejon Ranch Supercharger. The charger was busy but there were a few spots available. Unfortunately I was only getting about 50kW so the stop took about an hour instead of the 20min I was expecting. After that I made it to Fresno with about 85 miles remaining. By Sunday morning it had cooled down a bit and I was down to 75 miles of range. My only choice was to charge at the Fresno Supercharger. That was disappointing. When I got there around 10:30AM there was a line of 6 cars waiting to charge. I ended up having to wait over an hour just to plug in! Even though all of the chargers were occupied (except for one broken one) I was able to get a decent charge rate. I only stayed for 20min because I just needed enough to get to Kettleman City. When I left there was still a line waiting to charge. I'm sure the new Supercharger in Fresno will be a welcome addition for the people who live there. Kettleman City was a real treat. If you're driving by it you need to make the stop. There were plenty of chargers available, the lounge feels like an airport first class lounge, and there are food and souvenirs available. I grabbed a coffee and a hat and I was done charging to 90% in no time. The rest of the way home was fine. I had to charge again at Santa Ana. There were a few spots available and I was able to get 150kW while walking the mall. Just 20min there and I was able to get home. Overall it was a pretty good experience but it would have been better if I was able to charge overnight at my location and skip the Fresno Supercharger. Upgrading Tejon Ranch to allow faster charging when crowded would be nice too. I was able to use Autopilot 99% of the time which makes drives like that much more enjoyable. I'm looking forward to my next long Tesla drive.